Christine O'Donnell (in 1999) Has Dabbled in Witchcraft; As Exposed on Real Time W/ Bill Maher
I've given Christine O'Donnell an amateur critique (When Christine O'Donnell Says: Legislate Morality; I Say: Spit On Her) and have been somewhat 'hard on her', however, I think she deserves it.
Did I think Christine O'Donnell was intelligent? No. I didn't. Did I think Christine O'Donnell would be good for middle-class America? No, of course not. But do I know anything? No. I don't.
But I do know the latest Christine O'Donnell quote that has surfaced on Bill Maher's Real Time on HBO last evening gives the Tea Party candidate a modicum of respect. And, if anything, this will distance her from the gross cultural ignorance of the Tea Party
The clip was pulled from an episode of Politically Incorrect, where O'Donnell says, "I dabbled into Witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things...." And it goes on about satanic altars, a little blood, and a picnic. Does it sound overtly sexual? Yes, it does. (Read it here)
Why does this give Christine O'Donnell a bit of respect? Because it gives her experience, and suddenly, I'm wondering if she doesn't have a very open mind, and she may be, after all, interesting. And to think, she was speaking about legislating morality.
Remember when George Bush Jr. was so popular with Americans because so many could imagine 'having a beer with George'? I think this is similar to me and Ms. O'Donnell. I would love to 'get witchy' with Christine O'Donnell, and start thinking more about the environment, worship nature, and practice not harming other creatures.
The blood stained altar with the picnic basket strewn to the side, and maybe a pile of clothes in the corner? I might wish to skip that scene. But at least this woman is interesting, and in a counter-cultural way.
As the saga continues with O'Donnell-and it's sure to continue, as Bill Maher is going to release a new clip of O'Donnell on every Real Time until she agrees to come on the show-the American audience will discover that she is either incredibly interesting and does not fit in at all with the Tea Party, or that she is actually not interesting at all, and only sometimes says interesting things.